Things to bring to Essaouira
Luggage and bags: Lightweight sturdy luggage if staying a while,
A daysack if just there for the day.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As always, comfy shoes- there's plenty to see, - some of the pavements, steps etc can be uneven or slippery- so flatties with a good grip.
Loose cotton silk or linen clothing - it can be hot and humid in Summer.
A lightweight jacket , fleece or jumper -the evenings can be a bit nippy at times.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - Sunscreen is a must- even though I was there in January, the sun was quite hot.
-All essential medications- there are pharmacies, but not sure what they stock.
- wet wipes, tissues, antibacterial hand gel- not all washrooms are equipped, or clean!
- immodium etc- just in case! - plus rehydration salts.
- throat pastilles - apparently the damp atmosphere can be condusive to sore throats!
Photo Equipment: Everything you can carry! Essaouira is a photographers paradise.
The sunlight can be very bright, bouncing off the whitewashed buildings and paving- so filters etc might be handy.
A zoom lens, for less intrusive pics of local life
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Windsurfing is popular here- so there are some specialist shops.
There is a long sandy beach- though it is quite exposed- to the elements , as well as 'curious' onlookers - so 'decent' bathing gear etc.
Miscellaneous: Mp3 player with recording facillity- to capture the 'local sounds'
Favourite brands of alcohol- cigarettes etc.
Alcohol isn't always freely available- and hotel bars sometimes close early.
The local beers are quite good, and the wine was drinkable.
Binoculars for views from Skala du Port etc.
Bubble wrap - there are some good cheap pottery shops here
- Arts and Culture
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Good travel books and maps
Luggage and bags: Sun glasses, a hat or something to protect your head against the sun.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun protection cosmetics of well known companies are available but more expensive than in Europe (Spain), local ones are of lower quality.
Photo Equipment: Films for cameras (Kodak and Fuji) and for movie cameras (Video8, Hi8) available, usually a bit more expensive then in Europe (Spain).
Miscellaneous: Good travel books:
1. Lonely Planet Morocco (I had Polish and French one)
2. Michelin Maroc (I had Guide de Tourisme in French)
1. The Rough Guide to Morocco
2. Fodor's Morocco.
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
Climate in Essaouira
Miscellaneous: Rainy season: between October and April; in the other months it keeps dry
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 25 – 27°C (77-80°F); min: 12-15°C (52-59°F)
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 28 – 30°C (82-86°F); min: 17-19°C (63-66°F)
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 26 – 29°C (78-85°F); min: 12-17°C (52-63°F)
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 22 – 24°C (72-75°F); min: 9-12°C (49-53°F)
Watertemperature: all the year between 18 - 22°C (64-72°F)
It doesn't feel so hot because of a cool breeze from the Atlantic.